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Los Angeles Drum Lessons For Kids

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Peaceland Music
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Greg L.
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Guitar and drum lessons. James is amazing. Personable, easy going, and professional. Teaches according to student's abilities and desires. Can learn any song you want to learn and then show you in a manner you can handle.

GreenTree Music Academy
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
Jereme S.
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We found Sid on Thumbtack and he has been giving guitar lessons to myself and my two kids for last 18 months. He is super great with the kids and an awesome teacher. Would highly recommend.

Starliner Music
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
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I've been taking guitar lessons with Kimberly since the beginning of 2011. At the time I'd had several years of lessons using a traditional method on acoustic guitar and was looking for a teacher who could help me focus on electric blues rock and move me beyond my intermediate skill level. Kimberly has a real focus on and talent for teaching. My lessons are tailored to meet my interests. A large part of the lesson is devoted to learning her method for blues soloing--at least 5 approaches to improvisation and comping. After several years, I've come to see how these approaches interweave, complement each other and have become an intuitive part of my musical vocabulary. Also, because I expressed an interest, part of the lesson involves sight reading, learning blues and jazz theory, developing rhythmic playing sense, and learning a few favorite solos. Kimberly has an amazing ability to tab out and teach any song you give her. Which leads to the best part--after 6 months I was invited to play with one of her ensemble classes. While I was absolutely petrified with fear at the beginning, this has turned into one of the highlights of my week every week. It is just downright fun! It's a safe and forgiving environment where you can make mistakes and learn, or try things out that might flop, or turn into something cool. Every teacher and guitar magazine article all point to the need to play with other musicians to develop your skills and this is where Kimberly Allison really delivers. I feel that I could now sit in with other musicians and contribute. I give my highest recommendation for taking lessons with Kimberly.

Damien Smith Productions
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Lezlie K.
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My son has been taking drum lessons from Damien for the past 8 years now. Damien plays many instruments including drums, guitar, and bass. He is always a professional. He walks the students out after each lesson to say a quick hello to the parent. He is always well dressed and treats each lesson as important. He is an extremely talented musician and I'm so happy we found him. My son still looks forward to seeing him each week after all these years, and really has become a great drummer under Damien's instruction.

DrumLessonsInLA.com
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Leah M.
Verified review

Stefano is a great teacher! I started taking drum lessons as an adult who'd always wanted to learn drums but had no experience. Stefano makes sure to work at your pace, finding the balance between pushing you to grow while ensuring you grasp everything and are actively improving and understanding. He also dives right into your favorite music making practicing fun and satisfying from the very start.

  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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I started taking drum lessons later in life as I've always wanted to learn. After a great birthday present from a friend I started lessons with Mike. He is great at listening to what I wanted to learn and was very, very patient with me. I've always had trouble reading music but he taught me in no time and made the lessons very fun and interesting. He let me pick the songs I wanted to learn and he would even play along to help me get it right! Mike is a very talented drummer, musician and teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in learning the drums, he'll have you playing in no time!!

Alex's Drum Lessons
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Yliana P.
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Alex is patience and funny! I had lots of fun on my first lessons and he understand if you are a total beginner which I appreciate! Looking forward to another lesson, 100% recommend! :)

  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Hanna W.
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Frank is an amazing instructor. He is very personal, inspiring and talented. He has the on going experience of playing professionally at many shows. He makes his lessons fun and really helps to get his students to continuously improve their skills. He has been my son’s favorite instructor. I highly recommend him.

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Nolan Wren Music
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Sol R.
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Nolan is a consummate professional, both with his drumming skills and his demeanor. He is able to be firm enough with my 10 year old son (who thinks life revolves around video games), yet never overbearing. This is perfect for a kid with a short attention span! I appreciate the way he challenges my son and encourages him at the same time. I have been a life long musicians playing guitar and singing for over 25 years, and with all the drummers I know, if I was going to take drum lessons I would want to take them from Nolan!

Music Lessons with Davey
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amy F.
Verified review

We miss Davie. Great piano and drum teacher. Enthusiastic and fun. Your child will love lessons with Davie.

Music lessons with Steve
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Br J.
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My son started formal drum lessons with Steve two and a half years ago. Steve set the bar on professionalism, flexibility, communication, and has the patience to teach music to younger kids. My son went from a kid banging on a toy drum, to a musician that could play drum set rhythms in an elementary school jazz band. We've had other instructors since Steve left the Los Alamitos area but none of them compared to his high level of attributes listed earlier.

Drum Shed
4.4
from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Martin P.
Verified review

Delightful young man. Accommodating schedule and a thoughtful teacher! Our son is enjoying his lessons and practicing them after. Thank you Efrain!

Henry Newmark
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Julie R.
    Verified review

    Henry Newmark is an INCREDIBLE drum set teacher and mentor. Henry attended the Berklee School of Music, Henry's approach is precise and professional. Henry is the REAL deal and his instruction is phenomenal. You or your child will absolutely be learning proper technique as well as music theory. Henry is a perfectionist in the best way possible. My son took lessons once or twice a week with Henry for 5 years straight. Not only did my son look forward to his lessons every week, but he went from being a beginning student to now being a freshman percussion major at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Henry taught my son drum set, orchestral and snare drumming, and jazz drum set. There is NO WAY my son would be where he is today without Henry. Henry is also very kind and has a great sense of humor. There is no better drum teacher then Henry Newmark. If you want to learn how to play the drums, he is your guy without a doubt.

    Middle C Music
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Tara S.
    Verified review

    My son and daughter have had piano lessons with Cheri from Middle C Music for over a year, the past few months over Skype. We have had a terrific experience. My kids are very different, my daughter has autism and does not speak much and my son can get anxious, but Cheri is incredibly patient and works with both kids at their level. She goes out of her way to engage them with the music and works with them to select music they are interested in.

    • 14 years in business
    Jennifer K.
    Verified review

    Lucas has given guitar lessons to our son (now age 9) for a few years & added drums about 8 months ago. His progression has been amazing. Lucas has been both professional & flexible...perfect for our busy multi-kid schedule. Our son really enjoyed having him as a teacher!!!

    • 15 years in business
    Christian P.
    Verified review

    Jeffery is the best. I always had so much fun during my lessons with him and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to learn the drums. He’ll tailor the lesson and his teaching method for whatever works best for the student. He’s knowledgeable, patient, and one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. 5 stars all the way.

    GoDpsMusic
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    John H.
    Verified review

    Every Friday I'm at GoDpsMusic for my drum lesson. Definitely my favorite day of the week! The atmosphere is excellent! The acoustic and electronic drum kits in the lesson studios are the best. If you want to schedule a lesson or purchase equipment, I strongly recommend GoDpsMusic. Kevin, Brendan, Bryan, Steve and Robbie are the "go-to" guys at GoDpsMusic.

    About

    I am 27 years old and have been playing both the drums and guitar for as long as I can remember. I took lessons myself for several years, and I would like to pass my knowledge on.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been drumming since junior high and been playing all styles. I am, currently, seeking students to teach basic drum beats as well as stage performance. I've played in the Hollywood scene in the 80s and specialized in showmanship and performance. My availability is flexible, and will have to come to you for lessons My rate is $30 an hour I currently play for Chasom Rad band . You can google us to check out performances

    About

    Learn drums from a professional drum teacher with years of teaching and recording experience. Learn the joys of music using fun and exciting techniques taught to you in the comfort of your own home. I come to you! Don't get frustrated trying to learn how to play. There is no substitute for a good teacher and informative lessons. Choose between half hour or hour lessons. You will learn the following, including: * Note reading * Proper technique * Rudiments * Time keeping * Basic to advanced rhythms * Tuning and care for your drums * Drum fills and drum solo

    About

    My goal is to enable the students to express their musical ideas on the instrument beyond the impediments of technical limitations. A lot of drummers sadly have to depend on preconceived licks and patterns in order to produce a decent performance. To solve this problem I have created concepts and use famous books/exercises that explore all the possible combinations that could come up in an improvisational or sight-reading context. While the students go through my method, they find out that the gap between thinking something musical and executing it on the instrument will gradually get smaller until eventually disappearing completely. At that point, the student will be able to pretty much express anything he thinks about or hears in the moment on the drum kit.

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